Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org AAAP Member Survey Summer 2019. There were 78 responses to the survey sent a month ago (out of 100 total members). The Board will be reviewing the results and using them in … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane As some of you who have Meetup accounts know, the AAAP also has one. At this site. I post notices about out observatory open houses and other salient information about our club. This is a great site … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair We have had a few non-hardware members coming to Outreach Events, and that is great. If you try it, come a bit early and try to engage attendees as they arrive to ask about their … Continue reading

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Minutes of the June 11, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary This season-end meet gathered at the N.J. State Museum’s Planetarium. Rex Parker, Director, brought the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. The group thanked member Bill Murray for arranging and hosting the Planetarium show. The presentation … Continue reading

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Rockets and the Moon

by Gene Allen Thank you Ira! His contribution to Apollo memorabilia for the May meeting was a terrific Lego Saturn V rocket. Mine was ordered from Amazon that very night. It was kept boxed up as a secret until we … Continue reading

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Yeah, that’s just M13

by Gene Allen We show globular star cluster M13 a lot at the Observatory. AKA NGC 6205 and “the Great Hercules Cluster,” it’s just always up there. It’s viewable from April to November, our whole Public Night season. It’s one … Continue reading

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The Green Bank Radio Telescope

by Prasad Ganti I drove for seven hours to see a radio telescope. Green Bank is in West Virginia, passing through a forest to reach a middle of nowhere valley surrounded by mountains. This is also an isolated place in … Continue reading

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planetary nebulae

by Theodore R. Frimet binary, trinary, or a black hole In my day to day job, when not backfilling a brick and mortar store, I am on the road. And, yes, for me, driving from location to location is a … Continue reading

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There is life on Enceladus

by Theodore R. Frimet not a question, et al. With the occurrence of the four tiger stripes on the Southern Region of Enceladus, we turn our cats’ eye view to the ejecta. Cassini, having done four fly-bys, and directed thru … Continue reading

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the chord of a binary collapse

by Theodore R. Frimet gross key frequencies found in the sound of two black holes collapsing First, some caveats. Ok. Lots of caveats. However, they are important points to remember, prior to, while reading, and after finishing this essay. Professor … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes can revolutionise deep-space navigation. Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes … Continue reading

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